Jake Bunn is a Clinical Laboratory Scientist supporting projects with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), Quality and Safety cores of the CDC Office Of Laboratory Science and Safety's Division of Laboratory Systems. Mr. Bunn is a board-certified American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Scientist. He holds a Master's of Business Administration as well as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's of Science in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Cincinnati. Before joining CDC, Mr. Bunn was the Clinical Microbiology Manager and the Laboratory System Safety Officer for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). In this position, he led the hospital system through the COVID-19 pandemic laboratory response. Mr. Bunn continues to work as a Microbiology Medical Technologist at CHOA on an as-needed basis. Mr. Bunn is a former laboratory accreditation inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), inspecting clinical laboratories nationwide. He has also worked in laboratory technical supervisory positions at many organizations, such as a national primate research center, a cancer treatment center, and community hospitals. Mr. Bunn is a United States Air Force veteran, having served abroad during Operation Enduring Freedom and in support of the United Kingdom's Ministry of Defense and National Health Service (NHS) during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic.